Ah, the hubris of youth. I think back to the days when I thought I knew it all - I seriously laugh, chuckle, gafaw at what I thought life would be like for me. What a funny girl I was. I thought today, I would share this little list (for all you list-lovers, like me, out there).
Top 10 things I swore I'd never do - that I have now done:
1. I swore I'd never be too tired to clean up the house at the end of the day. I admit it, people, I have left things undone until morning - or maybe even the next afternoon. Ah...I feel better admitting that.
2. I swore I'd never have my kids just watch TV so I could get things done. Please tell me you're laughing at this one fellow mothers.
3. I also swore that I would never raise my voice to my children - uh...sorry to say I've messed that one up.
4. I'd never color my hair - but on this one, I don't do it to cover up my gray (yes, I admit that I have them), but because I just think my hair looks better with a little blonde to it - cuz that's how it used to look when I swore I'd never color it. :)
5. I'd never go a day (unless I was very, very sick) without showering, getting dressed (out of PJ's), and looking my very best. I said adios to that idea when Jewel was born. :)
6. I'd never feel like "just a mom". Most of the time, I don't feel like that, but there are days...
7. I swore I'd never listen to Barney music in my car. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
8. While we're on that vein, I swore I'd never drive a minivan - I swore I'd never even want one. Well, when Jewel was about 3 days old I started wishing I had a minivan, I dreamed of minivans, I envied people with minivans, I salivated at the thought of having a minivan. Now I can proudly say, I'm not sure I'd ever NOT drive a minivan. :)
9. More on the minivan topic: I swore that even if I did have a minivan I would never have a DVD player in my minivan. Bwahahahahahahahahah - oh how I adore and love the in-minivan DVD player. Not that it is constantly in use, in fact, our rule is that we have to be going somewhere that takes more than a hour to get to to actually turn it on - either that or I have to be driving cub scouts all over to deliver Scouting for Food flyers with my own kiddos in the car too.
10. I swore I would NEVER ever (not in a million years Dolly Levi) live in Idaho. Well - here I am - this is my 4th year of living in Idaho. Not only that, but my husband has now taught me a lovely little ditty that names all of the counties in Idaho. Impressed?
Are there things you thought you'd never do that you've done? Do you ever look back on the things you thought you'd never do that you've done? Does it make you laugh?